People

POWER ELECTRONICS AND ENERGY RESEARCH GROUP (PEER)

 
People
 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Pragasen Pillay

Dr. Luiz A. C. Lopes

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore

Dr. Chunyan Lai
   

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES & collaborators

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

Dr. Mathews Boby
 
   

GRADUATE STUDENTS (Ph.D.)

1.

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler

2.

Gabriel Renan Broday

3.

Dwaipayan Barman

4.

Bigyan Basnet

5.

Rama Krishna N. V. 

6.

Swati Tandon 

7.

Tamanwè Payarou

8.

Yupeng Liu 

9.

Gayathri Tanuku

10.

Sumeet Singh

11.

Shiva Garaei

12.

Mohanraj Muthusamy

13.

Arvind Vyas Ramanan

14.

Ying Zuo

15.

Benoit Blanchard St-Jacques

16.

Seyedeh Nazanin Afrasiabi

17.

Ashutosh Patel 18. Neetusha Kalarikkal
       
       

GRADUATE STUDENTS (M.A.Sc)

1.

Yang Luo

2.

Sukanya Dutta

3.

Jingdi Wang

4.

Qiong Wang
       

 

FACULTY MEMBERS

 

Dr. Pillay

Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Ph.D., P.Eng., C.Eng., FIEEE, FIEE
Professor
Office: SGW-EV S3.645
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 3108
FAX: (514) 848-2802
E-Mail: pillay@encs.concordia.ca
Website http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~pillay/
Research Interests:
  • Modeling, analysis, design and control of Electrical Machines
  • Electric Motor Drive Systems
  • Traction Motors for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • RenewableEnergy including Wind
  • Biomass and Solar Energy
  • Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • Sustainability issues in Power and Energy Engineering
Biography:

Dr. Pillay received the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 1987. From 1988 to 1990 he was with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. From 1990 to 1995, he was with the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA. From 1995 to 2007, he was with Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA, where he held the Jean Newell Distinguished Professorship in Engineering. From January 1999 to August 2016 he was an adjunct Prof at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017, Dr. Pillay was appointed as Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, S.A.
Dr. Pillay is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering, IEEE Industry Applications, IEEE Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Power Electronics Societies. He is a member of the Electric Machines Committee and the Past Chairman of the Industrial Drives Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), the Past Chairman of the Induction Machinery Subcommittee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, and the Past Chairman of the Awards Committee of the IAS Industrial Power Conversion Department. He has organized and taught short courses in electric drives at IAS Annual Meetings as well as to the Government of South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K., and a Chartered Electrical Engineer in the U.K. He is also a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Dr. Pillay is the recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe from the President of South Africa in 2008 for contributions to South Africa in the area of energy conversion. He is also the recipient of the 2015 IEEE IAS Outstanding Achievement Award. He was also a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Industry Applications Society in 2012/2013. In 2015 he was the General co-Chair of the Energy Conversion Conference and Exposition, which is the largest and most important conference in his area of electric machines.
Professor Pillay has published more than 160 articles in refereed journals and around 280 technical papers in major conferences and meetings in North America and other international conferences.

Professor Pillay's Research Group Members
Photo taken on Friday, 18 MAY 2018
PEER-18-MAY-2018.

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Dr. Lopes

Dr. Luiz A. C. Lopes
Ph.D., ing., SMIEEE
Professor
Office:  SGW-EV05.407 
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 3080
FAX: (514) 848-2802 
E-Mail: lalopes@encs.concordia.ca
Website http://explore.concordia.ca/luiz-ac-lopes
Research Interests:
  • Distributed power systems

  • Renewable energy sources

  • Microgrids Islanding detection schemes

  • Control of power electronic converters

Biography:

Professor Lopes received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1996.
From 1996 to 2001, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Para, Belem, Brazil. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, where he has been since 2002.

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Dr. Rathore

Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore
Ph.D., SMIEEE
Associate Professor
Office: SGW-EV05.159
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 4486
FAX: (514) 848-2802
E-Mail: akshay.rathore@concordia.ca
Website http://explore.concordia.ca/akshay-kumar-rathore
Research Interests:
  • Soft-Switching Techniques for High Frequency Link Power Converters

  • Resonant Converters

  • Utility Interactive Inverters for Renewable Energy Applications

  • High Power Industrial AC Drives and Multilevel Inverters

Biography:

Dr. Rathore received his master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, in 2008. He had two subsequent post-doctoral research appointments with the University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, since November 2010 and since March 2016 he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He has authored over 265 research papers in international journals and Conferences including 90 IEEE Transactions. He has 1 European Patent on Optimal Pulse Width Modulation of Multilevel Inverters. He has co-authored two book chapters. He successfully supervised 9 PhDs and 10 MASc theses.
Dr. Rathore is a recipient of the 2020 IEEE Bimal Bose Award for Industrial Electronics Applications in Energy Systems, 2020 IEEE IAS Outstanding Area Chair Award, 2017 IEEE David Irwin Early Career Award, 2014 Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award and 2013 IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award. He was a recipient of the University Ph.D. Full Fellowship and the Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship during his PhD studies. He received the Gold Medal for securing the highest academic standing among all electrical engineering specializations in Master's degree.
He chaired IAS Industrial automation and Control Committee (2018-19), IES Technical Committee on Transportation Electrification (2014-15), and served as IES AdCom Member with voting rights (2016-17), IAS Distinguished Lecturer (2017-18), and IAS Executive Board Member-at-Large (2017-19). He is currently IAS Awards Department Chair, IAS Prominet Lecturer (2019-21), and IES Publication Committee Member (2016-). He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

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Chunyan

Dr. Chunyan Lai
Ph.D., MIEEE
Assistant Professor
Office: GW-EV05.401      
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 5279
FAX: (514) 848-2802
E-Mail: clai@encs.concordia.ca
Website
Research Interests:
  • Electric Motor Drives

  • Electric Machine Modeling, Control and Testing

  • Grid-connected Power Converters

Biography:

Dr. Lai received the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Sun Yat-sen University, China, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada, in 2017. Between 2010 and 2013, she spent two and a half years in the industry. She worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for one year at the University of Windsor after she received her Ph.D. degree. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

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Research associateS, Postdoctoral fellows

&

collaborators

Al-Badri 

Dr. Maher Al-Badri
Ph.D., P.Eng., SMIEEE


Office: SGW-EV S3.625      
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ex. 7087
FAX: (514) 848-2802
E-Mail: ma_albad@encs.concordia.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Research Interests:
  • Electrical Machines and Drives

  • Power Electronics 

  • Renewable Energy Systems

  • Power System Analysis 

Biography:

Dr. Al-Badri received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, Montréal, Canada in 2015. He is currently a Research Associate in PEER group and Part-Time Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Dr. Al-Badri is IEEE Senior Member, Member of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, Member of the IEEE IAS Electric Machines Committee, Member of the IEEE PES Electric Machinery Committee, Registered Canadian Professional Engineer (Ontario) and Member of The Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

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Mathews

Dr. Mathews Boby
Ph.D., MIEEE
Office: GW-EV S3.625      
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7070
FAX: (514) 848-2802
E-Mail: mathews@encs.concordia.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Research Interests:
  • Power Electronics

  • Induction Motor Drives

  • Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters

  • Solar Grid Connected Inverters

Biography:
Dr. Boby received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2010 from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, India and the M.Tech. degree in Electronics Design and Technology in 2014 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2017. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in PEER group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

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GRADUATE STUDENTS (Ph.D.)

 

Luccas

Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler
Research Topic: Power Balance Technique for Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Cells in a Hybrid Power Amplifier with Wide Output Voltage Variation
Supervisor: Dr. Luiz Lopes
Office: SGW-EV S3.615
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7088
E-Mail: l_kunzle@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: MAY 2016
Expected Graduation: MAY 2020
Research Interests:
Power Electronics; Multilevel Converters; Hybrid Power Amplifier
Biography:
Luccas Matiuzzi Kunzler received his Bachelor and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at Federal University of Santa Maria - Brazil. Currently he is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Luiz Lopes at Concordia University , Montréal, Canada. 

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Gabriel

Gabriel Renan Broday
Research Topic: Analysis, Design and Control of Bidirectional DC-DC Converters for Microgrids and Energy Storage Systems Applications
Supervisor: Dr. Luiz Lopes
Office: SGW-EV S3.615
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7088
E-Mail: g_broday@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: JAN 2017
Expected Graduation: JAN 2021
Research Interests:
Power Converters; Energy Storage Systems; Microgrids; Renewable Energy Sources
Biography:
Gabriel Renan Broday was born in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, in 1992. He received the B. S. degree in Electronics Engineering, and the M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the Federal University of Technology of Parana, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is currently working towards the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

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Dwaipayan

Dwaipayan Barman
Research Topic:
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-H 943
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext.
E-Mail: d_barman@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2017
Expected Graduation: AUG 2020
Research Interests:
Design of Electrical Machines for Electrical Vehicle and Renewable Energy Applications
Biography:
Dwaipayan Barman has received B. E. degree from Jadavpur University, India in 2011 and M. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2013 both in electrical engineering. Currently He is a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer engineering at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. He was a research associate from December 2013 to July 2017 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

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Bigyan

Bigyan Basnet
Research Topic: Modelling Analysis and Control of Variable Flux Machine
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.645
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7089
E-Mail: b_basnet@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: JAN 2018
Expected Graduation: AUG 2021
Research Interests:
Electric Drives; Real-time simulations
Biography:
Bigyan Basnet received his bachelor’s degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2013 and Master’s degree from Ulsan University, South Korea in 2017, both in Electrical Engineering. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

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Rama_updated_17_Aug_2020  Rama Krishna N. V.
Research Topic: Power conversion topologies-modulation-control
Supervisor: Dr. Luiz Lopes
Office: SGW-EV S3.645    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7089
E-Mail: r_vaddip@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: JAN 2018
Expected Graduation: NOV 2021
Research Interests:
Power conversion topologies-modulation-control, energy systems, real-time control, Nonlinear control and multi-agent control.
Biography:
Mr. Rama received B.E degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, in 2009, and the M.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power & Control from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 2011. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
He joined as Technologist (Automation) in Tata Steel Limited, India in 2011 and left as Manager(Electrical Maintenance) in 2017. He has built expertise in Purdue hierarchy of automation. He worked extensively in process control & instrumentation, plant digitization, industrial safety, Power system switch-gear(LV & MV), PLC (Siemens, Honeywell and Allen Bradley), DCS (Siemens and Honeywell), GE iFix SCADA, Bosch Rexroth MAC8 gimbal control system and motor drives.

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Swati

Swati Tandon
Research Topic:
Supervisor: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore
Office: SGW-EV S3.306    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 4126
E-Mail: s_tando@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: JAN 2018
Expected Graduation: APL 2021
Research Interests:
Soft switching converters, Current fed converters, Electric vehicle/FCV application
Biography:
Swati Tandon received her bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Uttarakhand Tech. University, Dehradun, India in 2011 and master’s degree from the Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India in 2013. She has worked as Assistant Manager-Design and development center, Electrical & Automation Division, Larsen & Toubro limited, Mumbai, India.
Swati is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Akshay Kumar Rathore.

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Tamanwe

Tamanwe Payarou
Research Topic: Emulation of Permanent Magnet Machines using FEA Look-up Table Based Machine Models
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.645
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7089
E-Mail: t_payaro@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2018
Expected Graduation: AUG 2021
Research Interests:
Power Electronics Converters; Renewable Energy Sources and Systems; Electrical Transportation Systems
Biography:
Tamanwè Payarou received the Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering department from the University of Dokuz Eylul, Izmir, Turkey, in 2016 and the Master's degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2018 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
Tamanwè is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia, under the supervision of Prof. Pragasen Pillay. He is a recipient of the Concordia Merit Scholarship ENCS for his Master’s program. He is also the recipient of the Concordia University International Award of Excellence for his ongoing Ph.D.

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Yupeng

Yupeng Liu
Research Topic: Electric Machine Emulation
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.645
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7089
E-Mail: l_yupen@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2018
Expected Graduation: AUG 2021
Research Interests:
Power Electronics; Solid-State Transformer; Microgrid Power management
Biography:
Yupeng Liu received his Bachelor and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at China Agricultural University, China, in 2015 and 2017. From 2017 to 2018 he spent one year in the industry. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

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Gayathri Tanuku

Gayathri Tanuku
Research Topic: Emulation of Induction Machines
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.615
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7088
E-Mail: g_tanuku@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2018
Expected Graduation: AUG 2021
Research Interests:
Electrical Machines, Renewable Energy Sources, Micro grid, Smart grid
Biography:
Gayatri Tanuku received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India 2009 and Master’s degree in Power System Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India in 2013. She worked as a Ratified Assistant professor in Veltech University, Chennai, India.
Gayathri T is currently pursuing PhD in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University under the supervision of Prof. Pragasen Pillay. She is currently the recipient of Concordia International tuition award of excellence ENCS.

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Sumeet

Sumeet Singh
Research Topic: Design of Permanent Magnet Traction Motor Using Advanced Magnetic Materials
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.615
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7088
E-Mail: s_sume@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2018
Expected Graduation: AUG 2021
Research Interests:
Power Electronics; Electrical Machines and Drives; Renewable Energy Sources
Biography:
Sumeet Singh received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering department from BEC, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India in 2014 and the Master's degree in Power Electronics from Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India in 2016. He has worked as a Project Research Associate at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India from August 2016 to May, 2018.
Sumeet is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Pragasen Pillay. He is a recipient of the Concordia University International Award of Excellence ENCS for his ongoing Ph.D.

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Shiva Garaei

Shiva Garaei
Research Topic:
Supervisor: Dr. Chunyan Lai
Office: SGW-EV S3.306
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 4126
E-Mail: s_garaei@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: MAY 2019
Expected Graduation: JAN 2023
Research Interests:
Electrical Machines and Drives; Modeling and Optimization of Electric Vehicles
Biography:
Shiva Garaei received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Shiraz University of technology, Shiraz, Iran in 2011 and master’s degree from the University of Tabriz, Tabriz , Iran in 2015. She is pursuing the Ph. D. degree in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Chunyan Lai.

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Mohanraj

Mohanraj Muthusamy
Research Topic: Core Loss and Machine Design
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.645
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7089
E-Mail: m_mohanr@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2019
Expected Graduation: AUG 2023
Research Interests:
Design, Analysis, and Fabrication of Electrical Machines.
Biography:
Mohanraj has received his Bachelors degree in Anna University in 2012, and M.Tech Degree from Karunya University in 2014, Coimbatore. He worked as a Lecturer at VSB College of Engineering and as a Junior Research Fellow at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Mohanraj is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

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Arvind

Arvind Vyas Ramanan
Research Topic: Permanent magnet Motor design
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.615
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7089
E-Mail: r_arvind@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2019
Expected Graduation: AUG 2023
Research Interests:
Future propulsion systems (motors, drives, power electronics, alternative energy sources)
Biography:
Arvind Vyas Ramanan his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and electronics engineering from Anna University, Chennai India in 2006. He worked in L&T India for almost 4 years. He completed Masters in Applied Science at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 2013. Worked in MDA Corporation, Montreal, Canada for almost 4 years.
Will be pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

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Ying Zuo

Ying Zuo
Research Topic:
Supervisor: Dr. Chunyan Lai
Office: SGW-EV S3.306
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 4126
E-Mail: zu_ying@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2019
Expected Graduation: AUG 2023
Research Interests:
Electric machine model; Intelligent motor drive control
Biography:
Ying Zuo received her bachelor’s degree in detection, guidance and control technology from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China in 2018 and master’s degree in electronic engineering from Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon, France in 2019. She is pursuing her Ph. D. degree in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Chunyan Lai.

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Benoit

Benoit Blanchard St-Jacques
Research Topic: Permanent magnets Machine design
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext.
E-Mail: b_blanc@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: JAN 2020
Expected Graduation: MAR 2023
Research Interests:
Motors, power electronics, high density systems
Biography:
Benoit Blanchard St-Jacques had his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering from Sherbrooke University, Canada in 2008 and Masters in Engineering at École de Technologie Supérieure in 2010. He worked as a power electronics designer at Dana TM4 for 10 years. He will be pursuing his Ph.D. degree in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

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Nazanin

Seyedeh Nazanin Afrasiabi
Research Topic: Investigations of LC Filter in an Inverter-Fed Permanent Magnet Motor Drives
Supervisor: Dr. Chunyan Lai & Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.615    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7088
E-Mail: n_afrasi@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2020
Expected Graduation: MAR 2023
Research Interests:
Motor Control; Electric Machines and Drives
Biography:
Nazanin received her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and her Master's degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Tehran University and the Master's degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2020 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.She is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University.

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Ashutosh_Patel

Ashutosh Patel
Research Topic: Winding Modeling Techniques for Electrical Stress Analysis in VSI-Fed Traction Electric Machines
Supervisor: Dr. Chunyan Lai
Office: SGW-H 943    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext.
E-Mail: as_at@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: MAY 2021
Expected Graduation: APR 2024
Research Interests:
Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and drives, Electric machine design, Electric vehicles.
Biography:
Ashutosh Patel received his B.E in electrical engineering from L.D.R.P – Institute of Technology and Research and the Master's degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2021 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Concordia University Canada under the supervision of Prof. Chunyan Lai.

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Neetusha

Neetusha Kalarikkal
Research Topic:  
Supervisor: Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW-EV S3.615    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext.
E-Mail:  
Start Date: JAN 2021
Expected Graduation: APR 2024
Research Interests:
Design and Control of Power Electronics Converters
Biography:
Neetusha Kalarikkal received her Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India in the year 2013. She received her master's degree in Electronics Systems Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India in 2016. She worked in General Electric as an Edison Engineer from 2016 to 2018. Presently she is pursuing PhD in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada under Prof. Pragasen Pillay. She is a recipient of Concordia University Gina Cody Scholarship for her ongoing PhD.

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GRADUATE STUDENTS (M.A.Sc.)

 

Yang Luo

Yang Luo
Research Topic:  
Supervisor: Dr. Chunyan Lai & Dr. Pragasen Pillay
Office: SGW- S3.615    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 7088
E-Mail: y_uo2018@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: MAR 2019
Expected Graduation: MAR 2021
Research Interests:
Electric Motor Drives, Power Electronics
Biography:
Yang received her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University, China. Currently, she is pursuing her MASc degree under the supervision of both Dr.Chunyan Lai and Dr.Pragasen Pillay in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Concordia University, Canada. She is the recipient of Concordia University Split Merit Scholarship.

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Sukanya

Sukanya Dutta
Research Topic: Analysis and Design of High-Frequency Soft Switching High Gain DC-DC Converter
Supervisor: Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore
Office: SGW-H943    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext.
E-Mail: su_dutta@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2019
Expected Graduation: Aug 2021
Research Interests:
DC-DC Converters, EV Battery Charging, Power Electronics Application in Power Systems
Biography:
Sukanya Dutta received her B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, India in 2019.
Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Akshay Kumar Rathore.

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Jingdi Wang

Jingdi Wang
Research Topic:  
Supervisor: Dr. Luiz Lopes and Dr. Ursula Eicker
Office: SGW-H 943    
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 5671
E-Mail: w_jingdi@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2018
Expected Graduation: AUG 2021
Research Interests:
Power Electronics, DC Nanogrid
Biography:
Jingdi Wang received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Communication University of China, China. She is pursuing her MASc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Concordia University, Canada under the supervision of both Dr. Luiz Lopes and Dr. Ursula Eicker.

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Qiong Wang

Qiong Wang
Research Topic:  
Supervisor: Dr. Luiz Lopes
Office: SGW-EV S3.645
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 Ext. 5671
E-Mail: w_qion@encs.concordia.ca
Start Date: SEP 2019
Expected Graduation: AUG 2021
Research Interests:
Power electronics, Renewable energy sources, Microgrids
Biography:
Qiong Wang received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Nanjing Forestry University, China. She is pursuing her MASc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Concordia University, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Luiz Lopes.

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ALUMNI

Alumni-29-April-2021
     
1. Mr. Ronak Nenade

Teaching Assistant - Programmer on Duty, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

2. Dr. Cyusa S. Christophe Postdoctoral Researcher at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
3. Dr. Rajendra Thike Spécialiste en modélisation et simulation électrique, Opal-RT, Montreal, QC, Canada
4.  Dr. Vakacharla Venkata Ratnam Postdoctoral Researcher
5.  Mr. Abhinandan Dixit Junior Design Engineer · ‎GaN Systems Inc. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6.  Mr. Karan M. Pande
Channel Sales Engineer at Power Integrations, Montreal, QC, Canada
7.  Ms. Koyelia Khatun Ph.D Student
8.  Mr. Jaydeep Bhalala Electrical Design Engineer, Noreast Electronics, Hawkesbury, ON, Canada

9. 

Dr. Sivanagaraju Gangavarapu Charger Engineer, Taiga Motors, Montreal, QC, Canada
10.  Mr. Aditya Kumar Bhatt Test and Field Support Engineer at Alstom, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
11.  Dr. Amitkumar Kortagere Sashidhar Specialist in Simulations and PHIL, Opal-RT, Montreal, QC, Canada
12.  Mr. Muhammad Ali Akbar

Design Engineer and Testing Engineer at AVSS - Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions Inc. Ontario, Canada

13.  Mr. Vincent Prévost Candidate for Engineering Profession at Pageau Morel, Montreal, QC, Canada
14.  Dr. Mahmud Ghasemi Bijan Electrical Engineer at ElectroMagneticWorks, Montreal, QC, Canada
15.  Ms. Manisha Verma Electronics Design Engineer at Ossiaco, Montreal, QC, Canada
16.  Dr. Hemanth Kumar Tanneru Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
17.  Ms.Karin Rezende Feistel Embedded Hardware Engineer at unu, Berlin
18 Dr. Chirag Desai Test and Support Engineer for Bombardier Transportaion at Expleo Canada
19.  Mr. Zaid Hamed Zaid Looking for Engineering work
20.  Mr. Saroosh Saeed Technical Support Specialist - DAS, SCADA, Renewable Energy, Cloud at Power Factors, Montreal,Canada
21.  Dr. Mohammad Masadeh Research Associate, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada
22.  Dr. Seyede Sara Maroufian Electric Motor Design Engineer, TM4, Boucherville, Québec, Canada
25.  Dr. Khalid Elamari Working in Libya
24.  Dr. Ahmad Malkawi Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Amman, Jordan
25.  Dr. Akrem Mohamed Aljehaimi Assistant Professor at Misurata University, Libya
26.  Dr. Amirmasoud Takbash Electric Motor Design Engineer at Genesis Robotics, Langley, BC, Canada
27.  Dr. Mohammadhosssein Ashourianjozdani Electrical Engineer at EMTP-RV, Powersys, Montréal, Québec, Canada
28  Mr. Mohamed Ismail Omer Technical Presales Engineer at Maya HTT, Montréal, QC
29.  Mr. Mohammadhossein Afshin  Electrical Engineer Intern, GE, Canada 
30.  Mr. Avinash Sharma  Looking for Engineering Job 
31.  Mr. Deepak Chetia  Member, Technical Staff I (Power Engineer), MDA Corporation, Canada  
34.  Mr. Ahmed Kotb Abdalla  Junior Electrical Designer at Murata Power Solutions, Markham, Ontario, Canada
33.  Dr. Suvendu Samanta Postdoctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University, NC, USA
34. 

Mr. Joseph Woods

Past Technician, Retired

35.  Dr. R. Sudharshan Kaarthik Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India
36. 

Mr. Ashutoshkumar Choubey

Power Electronics Engineer at MDA Corporation

37. 

Ms. Samhita Dey

Technical Support, GEXEL, Montréal, Québec, Canada

38. 

Ms. Nazli Kalantari

Power Electronics Designer, EMD Technologies, Canada

39.  Ms. Nina Naghizadeh Algorithm Design Development Engineer at General Motors, ON, Canada
40. 

Dr. Jemimah C. Akiror

Maintenance Manager, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), Uganda

41. 

Dr. Ayman Al-Quraan

Assistant Professor, Yarmook University, Jordan

42. 

Dr. John Wanjiku

Low-frequency Electromagnetics Product Specialist, Mechanical Analysis Division, Mentor Infolytica, a Siemens Business, Montréal, Canada (formerly Infolytica Corporation)

43. 

Mr. Hesam Akbarian

Advanced Electrical Specialist at Contiental Automotive, Canada

44. 

Dr. Jonathan Maisonneuve

Assistant Professor, Oakland University, USA

45. 

Dr. Maher Al-Badri

Research Associate and Part-Time Professor, Concordia University, Canada

46. 

Dr. Abhijit Choudhury

Researcher, Experimental Power Grid Centre, Singapore

47. 

Mr. Harjot Singh Saini

ABB Inc., USA

48. 

Mr. Tasneem Rumman Huq

Controls Development Engineer at General Motors, Canada

49. 

Mr. Maninder Singh

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES,  Canada

50. 

Dr. Lesedi Masisi

Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA

51. 

Dr. Nathan Curry

Director of Business Development for Isolated Habitats, Terragon, Canada

52. 

Dr. S. Morteza Taghavi

Electric Motor Design Engineer, Persimmon Technologies Corporation, Wakefield, MA USA

53. 

Dr. Maged Ibrahim

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Council Canada - CNRC-NRC, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

54. 

Ms. Nazak Soleimanpour

Ph.D student at École Polytechnique de Montréal

55.  Dr. Sheldon Williamson Past Faculty, currently Associate Professor at University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
56. 

Dr. Florence Berthold

Famic Technologies, Canada

57. 

Mr. Arvind Vyas Ramanan

MDA Corporation, Canada

58.

Mr. Ebrahim S. Dehaghani

Building Electrical and Life Safety Syatems Inspector at Troy Life and Fire Safety Ltd.

59.

Mr. Tochukwu Louis Oranugo

Group Manager, Maintenance at Labatt Brewing Company Limited

60.

Dr. Miguel Torres

Assistant Professor at Universidad de O'Higgins

61.

Mr. Sean Smithson

MacDonald Dettwiler & Assoc., Canada

62.

Mr. Kang Chang

Electrical Engineer, Mentor Graphics Canada, a Siemens Business

63.

Dr. Nayeem Ninad

Researcher at CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

64.

Dr. Olivare Dzune Mipoung

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA

65.

Ms. Lekha Sejpal

ABB, Canada

66.

Dr. Rachel Namuli

Consultant Engineer, Uganda

67.

Dr. Natheer Alatawneh

Hardware Designer at Cysca Technologies Inc., Montréal, Québec, Canada

68.

Dr. Arbi Gharakhani Siraki

Hyperloop One, USA

69.

Mr. Arash Shafiei

Electrical Designer at Mobile Climate Control

70.

Dr. Maged Barsom

Technical Support Specialist at Rockwell Automation

71.

Mr. Mohammad Sharafat

Junior Electrical Engineer at SES Engineering

72.

Mr. Moustafa Dalal Bachi

Sr. Electrical Advisor at Enbridge Pipelines, Canada

73.

Mr. Abdul Adud Shikder

Private Business, Canada

74.

Dr. Reinaldo Tonkoski

Associate Professor, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA

75.

Dr. Youcef Berrouche

Energy Consultant at Mondevert, Canada

76.

Dr. Zahra Amjadi

Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL, USA

77.

Mr. Peng Zang

Avionic Engineer, Cabin Engineer at Air Canada

78.

Mr. Giampaolo Carli

Power Electronics Designer at EMD Technologies - Heico Corporation, Canada

79.

Mr. Pablo Cassani

Hardware and Firmware Developper at Genetec, Canada

80.

Mr. Xin Li

SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit (formerly Interfleet), Canada

81.

Ms. Di Wu

Senior Engineer at Lea+Elliott, Inc., USA


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